Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 26, 2015

City Begins Planning Safety Improvements for Deadly Queens Boulevard

The DOT held a workshop in Woodside this week to get input on how to improve the roadway.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 26, 2015

Fundraiser Looks to Start Poetry Prize for Writer Killed in Cycling Crash

Friends of Hoyt Jacobs are raising money to start an annual prize in his name at Queens College.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 23, 2015

Weekend Storm Dumps Snow on City, With More Expected Monday

A snowstorm hit the city this weekend, with more on the way.

Harlem »

January 23, 2015

People Jump Out Windows to Escape Harlem Apartment Fire, Witness Says

Eight people, including three firefighters, were treated for injuries.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 21, 2015

Hallets Point Project to Break Ground in October

The development will contain more than 2,000 apartments in seven buildings on the Astoria waterfront.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 21, 2015

Try a Sweet or Savory Crepe at New Cafe in Astoria

Locus opened its doors Jan. 2 at 23-14 Ditmars Blvd., serving coffee and crepes.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 20, 2015

Avonte Oquendo's Mother to Attend State of the Union in Push for Law

Vanessa Fontaine will join Sen. Charles Schumer at the speech in support of Avonte's Law.

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 19, 2015

City to Study Queens Plaza for More Affordable Housing, Bigger Buildings

The study will look at opportunities for more residential construction, particularly affordable housing.